Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards

Rendering of Marymoor Village by Magellan Architects

Project Purpose

The City’s vision and zoning regulations allow for Marymoor Village to develop over time from a mixture of manufacturing, education, distribution, industrial, religious facilities, and some commercial uses to a neighborhood incorporating commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily development with a light rail station, scheduled to open in 2024.  

To realize the vision of Marymoor Village as an urban, mixed-use “village,” the City Council directed staff during their April 2017 study sessions to develop design standards for new construction in Marymoor Village. Councilmembers directed that new development and design standards should reflect the proximity to Marymoor Park and allow for eclectic, creative design with the objective being to avoid repetition and sameness, including encouraging flexibility/innovation.

The purpose of the Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards project is to provide a vision and guidebook for the qualities and characteristics of the architecture, urban design and public spaces within this neighborhood. The guidance and standards will be written and illustrated tools for guiding primarily new construction (but also adaptation of existing buildings that exceed a certain threshold). They are intended to provide clarity for project applicants and reviewers/regulators as projects move through the design review and permitting process.

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Upcoming Dates

Summer 2019 - Community Workshop

The project team is looking forward to sharing the results of Phase I and II activities with the community.  The Community Workshop will provide an opportunity to review draft guidelines and provide additional feedback.  Additional information and event dates to be provided.

Project Milestones

April & May  2019 - Marymoor Village Visual Preference Survey

The Visual Preference Survey provided an additional opportunity for the community and stakeholders to further inform design guidance and standards for Marymoor Village's future urban structures, blocks, and neighborhood character, building typologies, and architectural design.  

November 15, 2018 - Marymoor Village Visual Preference Survey Event

Approximately 35 people participated in the Visual Preference Survey Event, helping to further inform design guidance and standards for Marymoor Village's future urban structures, blocks, and neighborhood character, building typologies, and architectural design.  

October 25, 2018 - Marymoor Village Community Visualization Workshop

The Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards project team held its first community workshop on Thursday, October 25.  The event offered opportunities for participants to envision a new look and feel of Marymoor Village - this included identifying unique attributes of the neighborhood and considering a variety of urban design topics such as building and parking design, public spaces, and placemaking.

The results of this event assisted VIA in developing material for the next phase - a visual preference survey and event.  For additional information, refer to the Visioning Event Summary pages:

Visioning Event Summary

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Visioning Event Summary - Participants discussed the following topics

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Visioning Event Summary - Discussion topics by category

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Visioning Event Summary - Take Aways

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Project Background

City Council’s direction to develop the design guidance and standards was follow up to their adoption of the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan (2014) and the Marymoor Subarea and Marymoor Local Center designation (2017) and approval of Resolution 1415 that includes allowance for the continued economic vitality of existing and future manufacturing uses and encouraging the reasonable expansion, modification and re-lease of existing properties over the useful economic life.

Marymoor Project Update

The approved zoning incorporates a transition strategy that expands zoning in four Marymoor Design Districts (1, 2, 4, and 5), allowing for additional uses including residential and commercial while maintaining support for the current manufacturing park uses.

The City Council's 2017 approvals also included declaring the name of Marymoor Village, and adopting the Marymoor Subarea Infrastructure Planning report as an administrative implementation document which includes street standards and general utility plans for the neighborhood to serve future development.